These Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon are a delicious side dish! They make such a flavorful accompaniment to any meal!
Let me preface this by saying I have never in my life had a brussel sprout. They were my forbidden vegetable.
We were in a local market this week though and I couldn’t help but buy a whole bunch of brussel sprouts. I had no idea what I would do with them.
After much thought, I figured they couldn’t be much different than cabbage.
I had seen similar ideas to this roasted brussel sprouts with bacon recipe floating around magazines and pinterest, but when it came to making this recipe, I couldn’t find what I was looking for! So I winged it! That was years ago and now it is a beloved family recipe.
So how do you make roasted brussel sprouts with bacon?
Be sure to scroll down, because I have a printable recipe for you with full ingredients and instructions.
Here is what you will need to have on hand:
About a pound of brussel sprouts
6 pieces chopped bacon, uncooked
After rinsing, shred your brussel sprouts. If you have a shredding blade for a food processor, you could use that as well or even a box grater. If you have none of those, no problem, just use a knife.
Next, you will want to drizzle olive oil over your shredded brussel sprouts, as well as balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and diced bacon (uncooked). You can do this in a large zip lock bag or in a bowl.
Pour your brussel sprouts on a large sheet pan in a single layer and roast for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees. You will want to give them a nice toss every 10 minutes or so to prevent sticking and overly browning.
And done. See how easy? And oh my goodness, so delicious!
I am pretty positive anyone who has ever snubbed their nose at eating a brussel sprout before will be raving about these roasted brussel sprouts with bacon. Yes, even the kids!
I think the truth of the matter is if you think you don’t like something, try preparing it another way. Steamed brussel sprouts? No thanks! Roasted Shredded Brussel Sprouts with Bacon? Yes please!
This recipe is even delicious as leftovers, cold, like a salad would be. What makes this recipe so delicious is how tender and crispy the brussel sprouts get as the bacon fat and olive oil caramelize them.
In need of more side dishes? Check out my side dish recipes for inspiration!
- 1 lb brussel sprouts, shredded or thinly sliced
- 6 pieces chopped bacon, uncooked
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- salt, pepper
- Shred brussel sprouts,
- Toss brussel sprouts with remaining ingredients
- Roast at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, tossing the mixture about every 10 minutes.